Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4193
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Goldy , Charlotte Newman.
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  • Title: The shiftiness of a woman: Narratizing the Anstey Case [The author examines documents surrounding an inheritance case that hinged on the legitimacy of a disputed marriage. From the court case reported by John of Salisbury, Goldy reconstructs the daughter Mabel's efforts to right the wrongs done to her mother. At the same time John of Salisbury leaves hints that the report of the father's deathbed remorse for abandoning Mabel's mother in favor of his previous bethrothed should not be trusted. After five years of litigation, church courts found in favor of the father's nephew and declared Mabel illegitimate. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques 30, 1 (Spring 2004): Pages 89 - 107.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Adelicia de Vere, English Noble Woman and Wife of William de Sackville Albreda de Tregoz, English Noble Woman and Wife of William de Sackville Canon Law Consent Courts of Law, Eccelesiastical Divorce Illegitimacy Inheritance John of Salisbury, Philopher M
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12
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  • Author's Affiliation: Miami University of Ohio
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03157997